Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. Proverbs 3:5-8
I will be preaching on Proverbs 3:5-8 on New Year’s Day. As I have prepared that sermon I have thought of my wife’s grandfather, Pastor Ken McGee. Grandpa McGee is in the glory of Jesus’ presence now. I miss him greatly and often wish I could call him to hear his words of godly wisdom, which were always saturated with God’s Word and love. He truly adopted me as a grandson, and I will never forget the love he showed.
In 2017 our family celebrated Grandpa’s 80th birthday at Trail Ridge Camp. One evening we had the opportunity to ask Grandpa any question we wanted to ask. I asked, “What does it mean to walk with God?” Grandpa, without any hesitation or pause, quoted Proverbs 3:5-7. That left a permanent mark on my heart and mind.
There have been many times since that day that I have been distracted by lesser things. Then I will hear Grandpa’s kind voice in my mind quoting Proverbs 3:5-7, and God will use that reminder to get me back on track.
Thanks, Grandpa, for sharing God’s words of eternal wisdom.
Until we meet again in the radiance of Jesus’ glory,